Percy’s Pals

Family and friends of head injury survivor, Terry Hosey, undertake the “3 Peaks Challenge” and raise £5,750.12 for “Percy’s Pals” to purchase a Portable Brain Scanner for Southampton General Hospital.

A staggering £5,750.12 has been handed over to “Percy’s Pals” by employees of ExxonMobil in Fawley following a “3 Peaks Challenge” by family and friends of Terry Hosey.

In October 2013 Terry fell from a ladder in his garage, hit his head on the concrete floor and suffered a serious head injury.

He was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he was put into an induced coma before being taken to the Wessex Neurological Intensive Care Unit.

Terry’s condition was extremely critical and the family were told that his outcome was not good.

He remained in a coma for over three weeks under the wonderful care of the doctors and nurses, during which time he needed numerous brain scans to monitor the swelling of his brain and any build up of fluids.

Each time he needed these scans he had to be wheeled on his bed through corridors of the hospital accompanied by three medical staff taking two hours each time.

Amazingly Terry came round from his coma and after four months in hospital went back home to his family.  Although a full recovery will be a long process he is very close to his old self and his family and friends are extremely proud of his progress.

As a way of saying “thank you” to the staff of the ICU at Southampton General Hospital his son, Simon Hosey, and a group of friends, Darren Headley, Mike Ferguson, Ian Hope-Inglis and Paul Fisher (pictured above) took part in the “3 Peaks Challenge” to raise money for the “Percy’s Pals” appeal – a fundraising arm of Southampton Hospital Charities to raise £250,000 to buy a portable brain scanner for the ICU.

The “3 Peaks Challenge” involves climbing the three peaks of Ben Nevis, Scarfell Pike and Snowdon, making a vertical accent of 1.8 miles and a further walking distance of 23.5 miles over a 24 hour period.

During the challenge 48 litres of water and 24 litres of lucozade was consumed by the five walkers, along with two blisters and one poorly knee, not to mention a bucketful of laughs and the hope that a shed load of money would be raised for a good cause.

Terry has climbed many ladders in his lifetime and just a tiny slip has changed his life forever.

Without the amazing care of the ICU at Southampton General Hospital he would not have been with us today.

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Left to Right: Ceri Roberts (Driver), Simon Hosey, Mike Ferguson, Paul Fisher, Ian Hope-Inglis, Darren Headley, Del Headley (Driver)

“Percy’s Pals” have so far raised an amazing sum of £131,000 towards the purchase of a Portable CT Brain Scanner for The Wessex Neurological Intensive Care Unit at Southampton General Hospital.

This scanner is an essential piece of equipment which will enable early diagnosis and treatment of strokes and other neurological conditions.

It is estimated to help an estimated 3 million people, young and old, in the South of England should they have an accident involving braining injury.

If you would like to support them and Percy’s Pals, all donations would be gratefully received either through Percy’s Pals Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/percyspals/ or for further details please contact Vicki Dunlop on 01962 711361.